First Edition of The Alphabet of Grace; Warmly Inscribed by Frederick Buechner
The Alphabet of Grace.
Item Number: 16044
New York: Seabury Press, 1970.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Luette Eaton with gratitude + esteem Frederick Buechner 8 July 1977.” Near fine in very good dust jacket with brown spotting to the extremities. Jacket design by Ronald Clyne.
Frederick Buechner's The Alphabet of Grace is a small but lyrical volume of essays that moves through a single day in three chapters. It is no particular day, and yet, as Buechner suggests, each day of life is an invitation to be truly alive. "Live a day of it and see," he writes. "Nobody claims that it will be entirely painless, but no matter. It is your birthday, and there are many presents to open. The world is to open."
Other Books by this Author
New York: Atheneum, 1979.
First edition of the compilation of the four books that make up the Bebb Quartet. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, “For Aunt Betty, Uncle Jim – a quadruple _____ from Leo Bebb- with love Freddy.” An excellent copy in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear to the front panel.
"A child takes life as it comes because he has no other way of taking it": First Edition of Frederick Buechner's Sacred Journey; Warmly Inscribed by Him
New York: Harper and Row, Publishers, 1982.
First Edition. Lengthily Inscribed by Frederick Buechner in the year of publication “with much love.” Fine in a very good dust jacket.
New York: The Seabury Press, 1969.
First edition of this collection of reflections on biblical themes. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page, “For Vernon and Mary with a Merry Christmas and Love Freddy.” Fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Walter Ferro.
San Francisco: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1983.
First edition of the author’s second memoir. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Frederick Buechner on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Catherine Flanders.
Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2005.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Frederick Buechner on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear.
First Edition of Frederick Buechner's The Eyes of the Heart: A Memoir of the Lost and Found; Signed by Him
San Francisco : Harper Collins, 1999.
First edition of this powerful memoir. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “Frederick Buechner Dec. 2009.” Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Laura Beers.
“I NOT ONLY HAVE MY SECRETS. I AM MY SECRETS. AND YOU ARE YOU’RE YOUR SECRETS”: FIRST EDITION OF FREDERICK BUECHNER’S TELLING SECRETS; SIGNED BY HIM
San Francisco: Harper, 1991.
. First edition of Buechner’s third autobiography. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Frederick Buechner on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
First Editions of Each Novel in Frederick Buechner's Book of Bebb Quartet; Each Volume Signed by Him
New York: Atheneum, 1971-1977..
First editions of each novel in the author’s acclaimed Book of Bebb quartet. Octavo, 4 volumes, original cloth. Each book is inscribed and dated by the author. Each are in excellent condition in dust jackets that show only light wear. A very sharp set.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
"The smaller the unit of government and the more restricted the functions assigned government, the less likely it is that its actions will reflect special interests rather than the general interest": First Edition of Free to Choose; Signed by Milton and Rose Friedman
New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Milton Friedman and signed by Rose Friedman. Bottom boards rubbed and some scattered foxing to the edges, in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco box. Rare signed and inscribed.